• Dr. Naseem Akhter Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Studies Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Dr. Shabana Qazi
  • Dr. Aftab Ahmad
  • Muhammad Rashid


Females received equal social status as males with the arrival of Islam, and they played the same role in all parts of life, including social, political, and even military aspects. Females were mostly present on the battlefields to providing logistical and medical support such as wound care was traditionally handled by female physicians, who halted the bleeding of wounded persons, change dressings, and use homemade lotions to aid wound healing.  According to the findings, one of the responsibilities of females on the battlefield was to assist in medical activities to treat the sick and injured. As a result, these females can be considered the first military females in the medical field. The role of females in the medical realm of the early Islamic Era is described in this study endeavor by revisiting and exploring narrations and early Islamic writings. As well the current status of females also is explained that today's females are offering their services in the very field of life, as medical physicians, teachers, engineers, ladies’ police, politicians, bank workers, lawyers, judges, company workers, and pilots, etc. It is a tremendous blessing of Islam for today's females because they can live their lives independently and, as cultured ladies, they can contribute to the wellbeing of humanity and the development of society alongside males. That honor and importance Islam has granted to females; its precedent is not found anywhere else in history. This research project could be extremely beneficial and instructive in its field of study.


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2021-09-12 — Updated on 2021-09-16


How to Cite

Dr. Naseem Akhter, Dr. Shabana Qazi, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, & Muhammad Rashid. (2021). MUSLIM FEMALE PHYSICIANS IN MILITARY (FROM EARLY ISLAMIC ERA TO CURRENT STATUS). PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 18(17), 375-382. Retrieved from (Original work published September 12, 2021)

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